馃敀 10 Things To Do This Weekend In Metro Detroit

Detroit From art to books to Italian food: there are festivals for everyone to explore this weekend.

10 Things To Do This Weekend In Metro Detroit

My Fair Lady (Detroit Opera House), through July 24: Classical music by Lerner and Loew makes its way to the Detroit Opera House in a beautiful production featuring award-winning Tony costumes, amazing sets and classic songs like “I Could Dance All Night” and “Wouldn’t He Be Loved?” Tickets start at $25. Schedule and tickets here.

Kevin Hart (Little Caesars Arena) Thursday and Friday: The get hard star is on the road for its first tour since 2018, which has sold over 100 yards worldwide. Due to popular demand, a second Detroit show was added on Thursday. The offer will be a phone-free experience and will require devices to be placed in a Yondr case. Get tickets here.

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Farmington Fido Festival (Riley Park), Friday and Saturday: Summer days are here and so is the popular festival which includes a lot of competitions, high flying bird show, races and dog jumps. Vendor Village will be home to dozens of homemade treats, unique toys, and the latest wearable devices for dogs. The event is free. Dogs must be on a leash 6. Schedule and register for the competition here.

African World Festival (Hart Plaza), Friday to Sunday: Detroit’s largest African diaspora festival returns to Hart Plaza. Celebrate African American history and culture while enjoying performances by local and international artists, dining and special programs for children. Headlines include Mama Soul, Liz Wright, The Legendary Wailers, and more. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Schedule and tickets here.

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Festa Italiana (Freedom Hill County Park), Friday through Sunday: Mama Mia! Everyone is Italian at this world-class themed festival with plenty of authentic food, imported beer and wine, meatballs, a cannoli eating competition and a family fun zone. Enjoy free live music from Ray Massa, The Euro Rhythms, The Sicilian Tenors, and more. The feast is free for the whole family and parking is $10. More information here.

All Things Art Exhibition (All Thinks Market), Friday 6-9 pm: Corktown Small Business Market is transforming into a first-time gallery hosting pieces from many up-and-coming local artists such as Colibri Harris, Debbie LaPratt and more. Get to know the creators behind the works and discover new pieces for your collection. Everything shown will be available for sale. The show is free to attend. More information here.

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Thunder Over Michigan (Yankee Air Museum), Saturday and Sunday: Get an up close and personal look at some of the country’s coolest pilots. Performances include crowd-favorite USN Blue Angels soaring high in the sky, as well as a special Warbird salute. Walk around the fixed displays and learn about the pilots behind the planes. KidZone will also be available. A vehicle entry permit is required. Schedule and tickets here.

Detroit Book Festival (Eastern Market, Shed 5), Sunday 10am-4pm: Stop by the largest book festival in Michigan. Dozens of sellers from both the United States and Canada will sell thousands of books including rare, unusual and antique books. Take a break and enjoy food carts, music from DJ Seven Whales and a full cash bar. Submission is free. More information here.

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USO Car Club Excursion (Detroit Historical Museum), Saturday through July 24: Celebrating 30 years of art and diversity, the multi-venue party of color kicks off with the USO Car Club Lowrider Picnic at the Detroit Historical Museum. Entry to the museum will be free all day with food carts and low walkways outside. Enjoy live music from Sterling Toles and performances from the Motor City Street Dance Academy. More information and schedule here.

Midtown Art Gallery (E Kirby Street/John R Street), Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.: In the heart of Detroit’s cultural center is a brand-new annual art gallery that will be home to dozens of artists exhibiting and selling all kinds of media. Legendary Detroit DJ Bruce Bailey will be spinning tracks all day long. There will also be live art experiences, creative kids’ activities and food trucks. More information here.

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Bonus:

Elton John (Comerica Park), Monday 8 p.m.: We would be remiss not to include Sir Elton John, who will appear in Detroit for the last time, playing at Tiger Stadium. The rocket man He may have just been at Little Caesars Arena this past February, but he’s leaving Motown with great fanfare as he plays in Comerica Park in front of 32,000 fans. Get tickets here.

Discover more events with our live guide calendar here.

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